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Surgical Technologist First Assistant

Company: Ascension
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDetails

  • Department: Operating Room, Surgery
  • Schedule: PRN, Rotating Shifts
  • Hospital: Borgess Medical Center
  • Location: Kalamazoo, MIBenefits Paid time off (PTO) Various health insurance options & wellness plans Retirement benefits including employer match plans Long-term & short-term disability Employee assistance programs (EAP) Parental leave & adoption assistance Tuition reimbursement Ways to give back to your community *Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.Responsibilities Ensure the quality of and appropriateness of care for all age groups in the specific patient population to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents and geriatrics. Demonstrate an ability to assist surgeons as directed in surgical procedures for all patients. Provide guidance and supervision to other surgical technicians meeting quality and cost effective outcomes.
    • Follow the aseptic technique standard within the surgical setting and corrects any breaks in technique.
    • Arrange operating room equipment and supplies following surgeons preference card and procedure requirements.
    • Follow policy and procedure standards for sponge, needle and instrument counts.
    • The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the best exposure for the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant will carry out this order. Consideration will be given to the patient s comfortand safety.
    • Assist surgeons as directed in surgical procedures for all patients.
    • Provide guidance and supervision to other surgical technicians meeting quality and cost effective outcomes.
    • Handle, prepare and administration of medication while under the supervision of a physician.
    • Immediate postoperative evaluation of the most common postoperative complications or conditions (ex: peripheral pulses, bruits, etc).
    • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of thisjob. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.Requirements Licensure / Certification / Registration:
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
      • Certified Surgical Assistant specializing in First Assistant credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 year) of hire date or job transfer date required.
      • Certified Surgical Tech credentialed from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.Education:
        • Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist program is required.
        • Graduation from accredited First Assistant program within 18 months of start date.Work Experience:
          • Proficient as first and/or second scrub for minimum of four (4) years.
          • Consideration given for years of experience.Additional Preferences No additional preferences.Why Join Our Team Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan. Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 134,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states. Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) poster. As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension. Pay Non-Discrimination Notice Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants. This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.

Keywords: Ascension, Kalamazoo , Surgical Technologist First Assistant, Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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